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Outdoor-rated fastener for concrete epoxy anchor

In order to mount some brackets to hold unistruts channels I need to insert some fasteners into a concrete slab I poured a couple of years ago (outdoors, exposed to rain etc). I would like to drill ...
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How to polish the narrow side of Stainless Steel gate

Due to welding, the SS gate looks unpolished. The problem is buffing wheel is not reaching the edges. It's too narrow to buff the corners and edges. Likewise I have installed Stainless Steel Hand ...
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Most effective way to cut slots into sheet-metals

I need to cut two 1-2mm slots into the edging of some c channel What is the most effective way to make these cuts? Using a 1mm drill bit and making holes side by side does work but it's slow and doesn'...
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Is my stainless steel kitchen sink really chemically dangerous?

My stainless steel kitchen sink arrived with the P65 warning for Nickel and Chromium. Will these chemicals leach into the water over time? Are they present on the surface? Can they be absorbed in my ...
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replacing a chrome cut-off valve with a ball valve for toilet, best material for new valve?

I am planning to install an 'add-on' bidet to one of my toilet fixtures. The existing cut-off valve is a gate (?) multi-turn valve (chrome) which is connected to a 1/2" copper male adapter. (the ...
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repairing damage to coating on stainless steel fridge

Ok people, I really screwed up. We recently bought a floor display fridge from Lowes. Because it was a floor display it didn't come with a box. Delivery staff taped the doors with packaging tape, ...
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Stainless steel NPT + Brass NPT = not a perfect fit?

I just completed laying irrigation piping (black poly) and by and large it seems solid. I do however have issues with the take-offs from my house's hose bibs, where I have metal risers going into the ...
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Can I cut out a leak, in the middle of a stainless braided water line, and splice it back, under the kitchen sink?

How can I cut a leak out of the middle of a stainless, braided water line and splice back together under my kitchen sink?
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How can I remove rust from steel cabinet hinges?

While many of the hinges are fine while some of them have developed rust. I'm annoyed about the fact that it got rusted within months of installation but I'm wondering what I can do to remove the rust ...
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Will Stainless Steel Screws with Galvanized Hinges Cause Corrosion? (Exterior Application, Near Ocean)

I have a set of galvanized hinges for a shed door. The shed is located 50 feet from the ocean. Very salty air. The hinges didn't come with screws and I'm having a hard time finding suitable galvanized ...
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How to restore the brushed finish on stainless steel appliances

Someone in our household absentmindedly used a green ScotchBrite pad to clean a couple of the stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. In some cases, they went across/against the grain. The ...
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How do I pull stuck stainless steel posts?

I understand that the name "stainless" in stainless steel merely means resistant, or even highly resistant, to rust. It doesn't actually mean that the metal will not rust. When I inserted ...
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I recently moved into a house and it looks like a chemical has been used on the stainless steel drain and left marks. Is it possible to clean it off?

Markings around stainless steel sink
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How can I color polished stainless steel?

I refer to stain that is intentionally created, similar to how we stain wooden surfaces to make them look nicer. I have mirror-like stainless steel strips, and I'd like to stain it to appear darker. ...
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My 3 inch by 9 grade 316 stainless steel deck screws are breaking

These are self-tapping screws, meaning that I don't have to drill a pilot hole, but I have broken 3 of them already and I think a pilot hole would help, or maybe a stronger screw. It seems to break if ...
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Galvanized fasteners into exterior concrete - good enough for 20+ years? Or stainless?

Planning to attach pressure treated wood sleepers to a concrete patio and put deck boards over them. I'm trying to decide on what fastener material is best to attach the sleepers to the concrete. This ...
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Sealing a water pipe leak with hardening compound without disassembly

I would like to seal a threaded fitting without disassembly. In the past, I have used some kind of hardening substance that could be used to stop leaks on water pipes. This is, of course, not "...
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Marine Exterior Lights on Seaside Home

On a residence located about 20 feet from the ocean in a severe weather climate. I am contemplating putting stainless steel well sealed marine lights on the house for some exterior deck lighting and ...
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Can I put my Bialetti stainless steel espresso maker in the dishwasher?

I am wondering if there is any harm in putting my stainless steel Bialetti coffeemaker in the dishwasher. I don't think it should rust (because it's stainless steel). But I do wonder if the gasket ...
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Galvanized steel hinge screws with stainless steel hinges: What is the risk of galvanic corrosion?

The screws in question are zinc-plated hardened steel screws (1 1/4 in) for use with heavy duty fire-rated stainless steel interior door hinges of unspecified grade. There is a theoretical risk of ...
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Rust in stainless steel?

The screw eyes in the pic are stainless steel. The wire rope is galvanized steel supposedly. As you can see, the screw eyes have brown where it touches the corroding wire rope. does the screw eyes ...
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How important are stainless steel fasteners for redwood?

I'm doing an earthquake retrofit on my house. I've read that you should use stainless steel instead of hot-dipped galvanized for any fasteners in redwood (and pressure treated lumber, too). How ...
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Cutting a stainless tube - without a grinder [closed]

I've got to cut a section of rectangular stainless tube (1/8" thick, 3" x 3", or about 3mm, 7x7cm) but I'm not allowed to use a grinder because of local rules. A circular saw with a grinding blade is ...
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galvanized or stainless turnbuckles for exterior wire rope fence?

I'm working on a wire rope fence that looks like this. The difference is that we live fairly close to the ocean, which means lots of salty air. I've bought 1/8" galvanized steel with plastic coating ...
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How to handle the Stainless Steel cable? [closed]

First, I would like to what is the best tools to cut a Stainless Steel cable? Second, I would like to know how to install this kind of lock in the stainless stell cable? Thanks.
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Materials needed to weld stainless steel to galvanized steel?

I have a welder that knows how to weld regular steel to regular steel. Now he's going to weld regular steel to stainless steel, but I'm sure he's never done this before. Besides the welding machine, ...
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Cutting stainless steel vent chimney to fit sloped ceiling

Looking for thoughts on how to cut a stainless steel hood vent chimney to match the profile of a angled/sloped ceiling. BEHIND the drywall is 1” of insulation and then the roof. Should this be done ...
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How can I remove these stainless steel scratches?

I'm trying to fix a repair gone awry. I noticed some scratches on my stainless steel range of unknown origin. Things like cookware never touch that part of the stove, and I never use abrasive cleaners ...
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How do I remove dried gorilla glue from stainless steel sink

Sink I tried to unstop a bottle of glue and left in sink Now can't get it up.
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what type of sheet metal screws are harder than stainless steel?

I am trying to repair my dishwasher that has a stainless interior. I need to use stainless sheet metal screws so they wont corrode. I've got holes drilled and the screws go into the thin stainless ...
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How can I repair my stainless dishwasher interior?

My dishwasher has a stainless steel interior. To hold the rubber door seal in place the manufacturer attached a stainless strip along the edge forming a channel for the gasket. It's held on with spot ...
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Can a connection be established from copper wire to stainless steel bus for power connection? [closed]

I have this question. A copper cable to be connected(either crimped/ soldered/ pressure/screw fitted) to stainless steel bus bar and the bus bar is to be connected to the power supply of 12 V DC. ...
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Greek-Symbol Theta on Stainless-Steel Nut?

I am trying to understand everything I can about some stainless-steel nuts that I have come across. I have already researched and found information on the characters at the bottom of each nut, but I ...
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Good way to clean Stainless Steel Railing

I have a stainless steel fence in my garden. Its near the sea and constantly looks dirty and old. I think the steel is a Stainless 316 as opposed to 304. What cost effective cleaner could I use or ...
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